SolarWinds AppOptics is a Breeze
Updated July 21, 2020

SolarWinds AppOptics is a Breeze

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds AppOptics

It is used by the IT department to monitor the performance of our web applications and help track down bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
  • The time frame options help track peak hours and compare impact of improvements.
  • The detailed breakdown of traces requests helps track down the source of slowness in applications.
  • The database queries tracked help find most used tables and help decide where indexing is needed.
  • The exceptions graph on the overview screen can be misleading as not all exceptions are high priority.
  • Could use more customization on the overview screen. Would like to change what graphs are shown for each service.
  • Reduced downtime in the applications by being able to detect where failure occured faster.
  • We are able to speed up our applications by finding the slowest pages to load and see what took the largest amount of response time.
Although AppOptics is very similar to New Relic feature-wise, we choose to use it for its ease of setting up services and intuitive UI.
AppOptics is great for monitoring how your service is performing, and can help with finding where you can speed it up.

SolarWinds AppOptics Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
Application performance management console
Collaboration tools
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Virtualization monitoring
Server availability and performance monitoring
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
IT Asset Discovery

Using SolarWinds AppOptics

AppOptics has performed well for all of the major functions we have needed it for. Especially when it comes to tracking down response time issues and researching app performance for different pages and different times of day we have been able to do everything we need to. We know there are some more advanced features that could help us in more niche areas, but haven't had the time to delve deeper into using or setting them up.
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Requires technical support
  • Viewing the details screen gives a quick and visual idea of the response times of your app and what aspects are taking longer than usual.
  • Debugging and tracking down slowdowns is easy with the exceptions tab to quickly see the most common exceptions and where they traced from.
  • Finding the most popular parts of your application is easy with traced requests. You can see a detailed breakdown of where users are visiting on your site and how often and how quickly each page is loading which is great for prioritizing which pages need speeding up or improved caching.
  • I have on occasion had difficulty when viewing the details of the database traced queries where some traces only show they are coming from an unknown host.
  • With a higher amount of users accessing our apps remotely in recent times, we've needed to track down slowness from specific locations more frequently and haven't yet found the best way to do this in AppOptics.